Kidnapping

Kidnapping

An Investigator's Guide to Profiling

1st Edition - March 26, 2008

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  • Authors: Diana Concannon, Diana Concannon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559308

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Kidnapping: An Investigator's Guide to Profiling is based on a three-part analysis of 100 randomly selected kidnapping cases prosecuted in the United States that have survived Supreme Court appeal. The results of the analysis are incorporated into each chapter as part of the exploration of the inductive profile of each subtype, thereby offering a statistically based tool that can inform investigative strategies and the allocation of limited resources. The analysis includes standardized input from four levels of professional law enforcement including a forensic psychologist, a crime analyst, a detective, and a city prosecutor. Kidnapping: An Investigator's Guide to Profiling is an excellent resource for law enforcement and mental health professionals who are investigating and analyzing specific incidents of kidnapping, and will also appeal to the 6,000+ members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).

Key Features

* A statistically-based tool that can inform investigative strategies in kidnapping cases
* An essential resource for any professional who regularly deals with the subject of kidnapping
* Contains appendices that provide a concise summary of the statistical information presented in the text

Readership

Law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, mental health professionals, ASIS, and undergraduate students in criminal justice

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One: Introduction
    Chapter Two: The History of U.S. Kidnapping Laws
    Chapter Three: Domestic Kidnapping
    Chapter Four: Predatory Kidnapping-Adult Victim
    Chapter Five: Predatory Kidnapping-Child Victim
    Chapter Six: Profit Kidnapping
    Chapter Seven: Revenge Kidnapping
    Chapter Eight: Staged Kidnapping
    Chapter Nine: Political Kidnapping
    Appendix A: Summary of Subtype Characteristics by Percentage
    Appendix B: Summary of Subtype Characteristics by Element
    Appendix C: Mental Health Response to Kidnapping
    Appendix D: Drill Exercises

Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: March 26, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559308

About the Authors

Diana Concannon

Affiliations and Expertise

California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University

Diana Concannon

Affiliations and Expertise

California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University

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